You are placed into one of these courses:
LANG 105 Beginning Conversational Vietnamese
1 credit | 15 hours
Offered at the beginning level and includes supporting vocabulary for success in the core course and daily life in Ho Chi Minh City. Classes incorporate activities outside the classroom to practice language skills.
LANG 205 Vietnamese Language Tutorial
1 credit | 15 hours
If you have any previous Vietnamese experience, you will have an individual tutorial customized to suit your language level.
DEVS 125 Introduction to Development and Global Health
3 credits | 45 hours
This course introduces you to the complex world of development and global health. You’ll examine basic macro-level themes and topics within the field, as well as use Vietnam as a case study to evaluate these issues within the context of a developing country. You’ll then choose a topic on which to design and develop a project (with a group or individually) to present to your class. Classroom study is supplemented by excursions and site visits.
This course will cover:
8:30 am: Grab a fresh fruit smoothie and head to the CET Center.
9:00 am: Vietnamese! Learn how to introduce yourself in different contexts. Make sure you practice before the excursion this afternoon!
10:00 am: In class, dive deep into the importance of youth engagement in public health education and some of efforts in the local community.
12:30 pm: Lunch and study hall – review your vocab from this morning and prepare questions for the afternoon site visit.
2:00 pm: Visit the Xanh Foundation. Talk to the founders about their many initiatives to equip young scientists with the knowledge and skills to succeed in the health field.
4:00 pm: Head to the Central Post Office to check out the architecture and buy gifts for friends back home. Don’t forget to drop a postcard or two in the mail before you leave!
6:30 pm: Grab dinner at your favorite phở stand with classmates before heading home to finish your reading for tomorrow.
8:00 pm: Group meeting to reflect and discuss your first week in Vietnam, and review tomorrow’s schedule.